Matteo Trentin: Safety has to be the priority in 2021

LYON FRANCE SEPTEMBER 12 Matteo Trentin of Italy and CCC Team during the 107th Tour de France 2020 Stage 14 a 194km stage from ClermontFerrand to Lyon TDF2020 LeTour on September 12 2020 in Lyon France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Matteo Trentin (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Italy’s Matteo Trentin has called for 2021 to be the year of safety in professional cycling after a number of high-profile accidents and injuries during the rescheduled 2020 season. 

Trentin is widely considered one of the most intelligent riders in the peloton and has always spoken out to defend riders’ rights and safety. He and Philippe Gilbert attended a series of special UCI meetings on safety in recent weeks on behalf of the CPA riders association, which lead to the announcement of a number of new safety measures, including standards for barriers in finishing straights.

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